wedding photography

Should We Use our Wedding Venue’s Recommended Photographer?

Thursday, January 29th, 2015 | Filed under: wedding photography, wedding planning, wedding receptions, Wedding Trends | author: By Keith Sly,    

Should We Use our Wedding Venue’s Recommended PhotographerThe best wedding venues know the reputations of the top wedding photographers in New Jersey, wedding professionals who have impressed us with their photography styles, talents and professionalism, and in an effort to help our NJ wedding couples plan the perfect wedding day, we offer a list of recommended wedding professionals for our couples to consider. With so many wedding photographers in New Jersey, it’s important to choose a photographer who has a sterling reputation, years of experience, professional association membership and training, and many happy NJ wedding couples pleased with their work. Read more…

Wedding Reception Décor: How to Pick Pictures for your Family Photo Table

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 | Filed under: reception planning, wedding photography | author: By Keith Sly,    

How to Pick Pictures for your Family Photo TableOne area where wedding décor has evolved into an even more personalized and creative feature is the table of family photos. In years past, wedding couples set framed photos from their parents, grandparents’ and siblings’ weddings, as a tribute to the inspiring married couples in their lives, perhaps a tradition of long-lasting unions that warms the heart of all wedding guests and means so much to the family members shown in the photos.

Now, the family photos table might not have wedding photos at all. The couple may decide to skip those wedding portraits, especially if one or both sets of parents, or several siblings, are divorced or widowed. If it hasn’t been too long since your parents’ divorce, for instance, your mother might be saddened to see every other relative’s wedding day portraits and she doesn’t have a presence on the photo table at all. Read more…

Choosing a Wedding Videographer

Friday, August 9th, 2013 | Filed under: wedding ideas, wedding photography, wedding planning, Wedding Videography | author: By Keith Sly,    
Wedding Video

How to Choose the Right Videographer

Not all couples hire a videographer to cover their wedding day, opting instead to focus their wedding budget on their wedding photographer, wedding flowers, wedding cake, and wedding reception site amenities. That said, with the ever increasing production value of wedding videos, helped by the reduced cost of quality equipment and editing tools, combined with the popularity of video sharing across social media, the importance couples place on having a video record of their wedding day is as popular as ever. Most brides that have chosen not to hire a videographer for the wedding admit to regretting it afterwards. Read more…

Bringing Vintage Style Into Your Special Day

Sunday, May 12th, 2013 | Filed under: Bright Ideas for your wedding, Wedding Décor, Wedding Fashions, wedding photography, wedding planning, wedding receptions, wedding themes | author: By Keith Sly,    
Vintage Wedding Photo and wedding trends

Vintage Wedding Photo

All brides have something old and something new on their wedding day, but more and more, we’ve seen a trend toward more fully incorporating retro and vintage-inspired elements into our NJ wedding couples’ celebrations. Whether it’s Gatsby glamour or 50s finery, brides are putting a touch of classic elegance back into their unique NJ weddings and receptions.

Whether you want a top to bottom vintage theme or just want to bring a bit of yesterday’s style into a modern wedding, here are a few tips we’ve noticed might be helpful to get you started. Read more…

Wedding Photo Sharing Tips

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 | Filed under: Cost Saving Ideas, Cost Savings Ideas, wedding photography | author: By Keith Sly,    
Sharing Wedding Photos and practical tips

Wedding Photos

After your wedding, you’ll want to share both the gorgeous collection of photos taken by your wedding photographer during your Big Day, and the photos you took at your pre-wedding parties, your after-party, the morning-after breakfast and all of the moments in between. Your guests will be eager to see your wedding portraits, and guests too will want to share the photos they took.

With so many photos to share, you’ll find there are two different sharing plans to establish. The first is the traditional photo-sharing method enacted by your professional wedding photographer. He or she will create an online gallery of all of your photos, categorized into pre-wedding, ceremony, reception and portraits, and post it with an access code so that only you and your guests can view the photos from your event.
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Wedding Photo Trends: Your Locale

Saturday, September 1st, 2012 | Filed under: Bright Ideas for your wedding, dream wedding, wedding ideas, wedding photography | author: By Keith Sly,    
Perfect wedding photo

Perfect wedding photo

Add a sense of place to your wedding photography, capturing the beautiful wedding gardens, the stately mansion architecture, grand staircases and all of the other images that led you to book your New Jersey wedding location. You’ll want to remember your wedding garden in bloom, the flower petals sprinkled on the path leading to your ceremony, the beauty of your reception ballroom, the fireplaces and other details of your wedding site.

Many of our top New Jersey wedding photographers say that couples are asking for more ‘setting shots,’ wanting to capture the gorgeous locations of their ceremonies and receptions. They add these photos to their wedding albums, and they even frame beautiful architectural or floral images for display in their home, with this custom artwork reminding them every day of the beautiful wedding they enjoyed. Read more…

Wedding Photo Trends: Great Poses for the Bridal Party

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 | Filed under: Bachelorette Party ideas, Bridal party, wedding photography, Wedding Videography | author: By Keith Sly,    
Bridal Party Photos

Bridal Party Photos

Many of our New Jersey wedding couples choose to skip the stereotypical bridal party photos, such as the one of the entire bridal party jumping up in the air, and especially the photo in which the groomsmen hold the bride sideways. A top wedding trend is to add more originality to the bridal party group photos, and we have some suggestions for you, according to the top wedding photographers in our area: Read more…

Wedding Photo Trends: Great Photos With Parents

Saturday, August 25th, 2012 | Filed under: wedding ideas, wedding photography, wedding planning, wedding receptions | author: By Keith Sly,    

 

Great Photos With Parents

Great Photos With Parents

Wedding photos with parents used to be traditional photos of the bride flanked in either side by her mother and father, with the groom in the same pose with his parents, and then the couple with each set of parents and then with all parents. If you like the classic parent poses, by all means keep them on your Must Get wedding photography wishlist, but consider some of these new options, suggested by the top NJ wedding photographers, to get more natural-looking photos that you’ll be more likely to frame and display:

  • The bride kissing her mom or dad on the cheek
  • The bride’s dad taking her hand to help her up a stair
  • The groom taking his mom by the hand
  • The bride and groom with both sets of parents, including step-parents in a stylized shot with some people sitting and some standing
  • A photo from behind the wedding couple and their parents, as they look out over a scenic vista or their wedding gardens
  • The wedding couple and their parents walking together on the wedding grounds
  • A reflection shot from the wedding gardens pond or lake, showing the couple with their parents
  • The wedding couple and their parents raising champagne glasses in a toast
  • Everyone eating wedding cake together (or a cultural wedding food)
  • The bride hugging her seated parents from behind as the groom smiles from the side (and the same shot with the groom hugging his parents, with the bride looking on, smiling) Read more…

Wedding Photography Trend: Taking Photos Together Before the Ceremony

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 | Filed under: Cost Savings Ideas, dream wedding, wedding ideas, wedding photography, wedding planning, wedding receptions | author: By Keith Sly,    

It’s now one of the top wedding trends of 2012 to have the bride and groom see each other before the wedding ceremony so that they may take their wedding photos.

Taking Photos

Taking Photos

If you choose this timing for your pre-wedding photos, there are several advantages:

  • You look your very best, having just had your hair and makeup done, and everyone else looks their best as well…you’re not taking photos five hours after your wedding beauty services, so you look fresher and prettier, as does your wedding gown.
  • Your pre-wedding photos will not be rushed. Set at least an hour and a half for this relaxed photo session, so that you can get wonderful couple portraits and group photos. Read more…

Wedding Photo Trends: Black-and-White

Monday, August 13th, 2012 | Filed under: wedding ideas, wedding photography, wedding planning, wedding receptions, Wedding Rehearsal | author: By Keith Sly,    
Black and White photos

Black and White photos

A top wedding trend in wedding photography is getting  a number of your photos in black and white. According to TheWeddingReport.com, 60% of brides and grooms request black and white photos in their photography packages, since this style of photography provides an elegant, timeless effect for photo albums and framed portraits. Since Old Hollywood wedding trends are in right now, black and white photos capture this popular style.

Our top New Jersey photographers say that digital photography allows you to turn any wedding photo into black and white, as well as sepia and other effects, so it does not cost extra to have black and white photos created.

Here are the top ways that you can use black and white photos in your plans:

In albums and prints:

  • Begin your wedding album with a page of black and white images, or a full-page portrait of yourselves. The rest of the album can contain color prints.
  • Create an entirely black and white wedding album, a top wedding idea suggested by celebrity wedding planners
  • Order a number of black and white portraits for a themed area of framed pictures in your home
  • Order a large black and white portrait of your official couple wedding photo to hang in your home, to work with your home décor color scheme Read more…

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